Current Books and Authors

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Okey1 Okey Ndibe (1/9/2015) - Okey Ndibe is the author of Foreign Gods, Inc. – his second novel, out from Soho Press (click the link for a series of short interviews with Okey) in January 2014.  A novelist, journalist and professor of African and African Diaspora literature at Brown University., Ndibe came to the U.S. from his native Nigeria 25 years ago at the behest…

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Foreign-Gods-COV-fin-397x600 Foreign Gods, Inc. (1/8/2015) - Foreign Gods, Inc., by Okey Ndibe, tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statueof an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Chosen as one of the Best Books of 2014, NPR; and one of the top 15…

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ArrowsofRain-397x600 Arrows of Rain (1/6/2015) - This debut novel from Okey Ndibe looks at a woman’s drowning and the ensuing investigation in an emerging African nation. “Highly evocative. ” —WOLE SOYINKA “Ndibe is a gifted writer and an adept storyteller, who clearly exults in the telling. ” —ESSENCE MAGAZINE “Arrows of Rain is a brooding and powerful first novel from Nigerian Okey…

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EllenBassbyIrene-Young200pxw Ellen Bass (5/24/2014) - (Ellen Bass photo by Irene Young) Ellen Bass (www.ellenbass.com) has a new book of poetry, Like a Beggar, published in April 2014 from Copper Canyon Press. Her previous books include The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press), named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle and Mules of Love (BOA Editions) which won the Lambda Literary Award. She co-edited (with Florence Howe) the groundbreaking No…

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LikeaBeggar200px Like a Beggar (5/24/2014) - Saturn, its frozen rings fire-white, reflecting the sun from a billion miles. Maybe there’s a word in another language for when distance dissolves into time. How are we changed when we stand out under the fat stars of summer, our pores opening in the night? (from “The Rings of Saturn”) In her newest collection, Ellen Bass’s…

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McEwen, Christian 2 by Gerry Cambridge Christian McEwen (1/29/2014) - Christian McEwen, author of World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan Publishing, 2011), was born in London and grew up in the Borders of Scotland. Christian’s new play “Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money” will be performed in March of 2014. Upcoming teaching sessions include a workshop at the renowned Omega Institute in…

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WorldEnough&TimeMed World Enough & Time (1/29/2014) - About World Enough & Time She was someone who could not be rushed. This seems like a small thing. But it is actually a very amazing quality, a very ancient one… She went about her business as if she could live forever, and forever was very, very long. —Alice Walker Almost everything we care deeply about,…

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